Acts 20:30 “Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.”
Watch out. False leaders:
1. Rise from within the ranks, they are known by many and so find it easier to deceive.
2. Know the history of the Church and the people, so manipulation is easier for them.
3. Reposition themselves within their equals so as to appear higher in command and with more authority.
4. Desire leadership because of its power over people.
5. Aim to have disciples following them and not solely Christ.
6. Make their lies not look like lies so that the disciple of Christ swallows them.
7. Their ultimate vision is not Christ but themselves, they need the glory and will do what it takes to get it.